Sunday, June 13, 2010

Whose Watching the Watchmen

I finally hired out the 1986 graphic novel 'Watchmen' - written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dale Gibbons it does not fail to live up to its outstanding reputation. Beautifully crafted, this hand drawn story is dark, vicious and deviously alluring, and i just cant put it down. I only wish i had read it before i had seen the film although fascinating the film only acts as an interpretation on behalf of director Zack Snyder of 300 fame. the films pop cultural context and special effects definitly keep you entertained. but the graphic novel itself is historically and famously a masterpeice. check out your graphic novel section at the library for more brilliant works of art. ( i especially love the opening, picture 2)

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